Jake

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About me

Gender MALE
Occupation playwright and home helth aide
Location Vashon, Washington
Introduction I grew up in Denver when it was still a cow town. In 1967 the hippies came to town from California, and Denver began its transition to what it is today. When I was 10 years old my sister gave me a puppet stage and puppets. I wrote my first plays as puppet plays. My favorite role in a High School play was "Starbuck" in THE RAINMAKER When I was 23 I was invited to be in the fledgling theatre company, STEPPENWOLF IN CHICAGO. I chose to focus on writing and moved to Santa Fe NM when I was 24. My playwriting career was forestalled by the onset of the chronic illness which I still have. In 1993 I began the process of getting well, thanks to some new medications. and the progress has been better ever since. I give "wellness" a wide definition. IMHO, wellness is being all you can be despite any limitations from disability. If you're in Phoenix, AZ on August 1 or 2, 2008, I would like to invite you to see my new play THE ONSET PHENOMENON, which is a fictional story about my diagnosis.
Interests Reading, Gardening, Walking
Favorite Movies October Skies, Ghost, Lawrence of Arabia, Le Chocolat, La Cage Aux Folles
Favorite Music Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, The Roches, The Beatles, Basia, Erasure, R.E.M., Talking Heads, The Shins, Green Day, Enya, any and all Tango Music, Cuban Music
Favorite Books A BEND IN THE RIVER by V.S. Naipaul THE LITTLE PRINCE (Le Petit Prince) The Complete Works of Harold Pinter When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Rabbi Harold Kushner

What would you name your ballet inspired by the sight of children leaping through a garden sprinkler?

La Casa de Agua Fria (The House of Cold Water) It would have a Latin Beat